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. >>> international energy agency leaders have lowered their growth forecast for nuclear power generation. some governments are starting to reduce their reliance on the energy source. last year's iea report stated nuclear power generation could grow by 70% from 2010 levels, but this year the organization expects 58% growth by 2035. agency officials say last year's accident at japan's fukushima daiichi power plant is a factor for germany and switzerland's reducing independence on atomic energy. they also expect power generation from renewable sources like wind and solar to increase to about one-third of the world's total out put by 2035. >>> countries that catch blue fin tuna are trying to determine how much is too much. they're meeting in morocco to set quotas for this endangered fish. japanese consume 80% of the global catch. they eve watched stocks bounce back. they're wondering if it's time to cast their nets wider again. nhk world's virginie pinon reports. >> reporter: this is the main fishing port in the country where tuna is exported to japan. it's here that the future of the tuna stock w
in exports to the eu and china and higher energy exports dragged down the trade balance. the deficit came to about $6 billion. exports amounted to about $64 billion. that's down 10.5%. imports were up 4.5% to $70 billion. manufacturing activity in japan declined in september. orders for machinery fell for the second straight month. cabinet office officials say the value of september orders received by major machinery makerers was $8.6 billion, down 4.3% in yen terms from the previous month. these nbers exclude volatile orders for ships and electric utilities. that's all for business news for this hour. i will leave you with a recap of the region's markets. >>> we're going back to china now. members of the country's ruling communist party have opened their congress. they're starting a process that will involve plenty of discussion and deal-making resulting in a major leadership transition. this is a live look inside the great hall of the people in beijing. more than 2,000 representatives have gathered from acros the country. members convene every five years to decide on key policies. presi
are higher. energy imports dragged down by the trade balance. the deficit came to about $6 billion. exports amounted to about $64 billion. that's down 10.5%. imports were up 4.5% to $70 billion. the cabinet office officials say workers have become more pessimistic about their businesses. the sentiment index for october dropped for the third straight month. it fell 2.2 points to 39 points. the officials attribute the drop to tense relations with china and the subsequent decline of chinese tourists and japanese exports to china. also taking a toll was a slowdown in auto sales after the end of government subsidies for buyers of eco-friendly cars. >>> the number of corporate bankruptcies in october went up for a second straight month. a private research firm says 961 companies went under with debts of more than 10 million yen. that's up 6% compared to a year ago. the researcher says the worsening performance at leading tv and mobile phone-makers led to the failure of smaller enterprises that do business with them. soaring fuel prices also caused some trucking firms to go under. >>> business lea
.s. will be nearly self-sufficient in energy by 2035. that's due to an expected surge in production of shale gas. a type of natural gas trapped in under ground rock. america relies on it for 20% of import needs. now let's get a check on the markets. the yen is losing ground slightly against the dollar and the euro. dollar/yen is changing hands at 79.57 and the euro/yen is quoted at 100.99 to 104. debt stricken greece could get bail out funds. share prices are rising slightly in tokyo. this morning the index stands at 8,695. that's up about two-tenths of a percent. the index fell six days in a row. investors are now buying back mainly export related issues. >>> other markets in special regions. the kospi is down about.14%. the people who will made japanese money, the operators of the national mint are pitching their services to overseas government. the first customer looks like being bangladesh. officials are expecting to receive the order soon for 500 million bangladesh's coins. they are made of stainless steel and worth about three cents. other bidders included britain and germany. japan's mint
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